Wednesday December 29 2010
Roma keep Pizarro, release Baptista

Roma are ready to sell Julio Baptista to Malaga, but have released a statement assuring “David Pizarro is off the market.”

The Giallorossi had been expected to off-load ‘The Beast' in the summer, but he reportedly refused a series of moves.

Having spent most of the last six months on the bench, the former Arsenal and Real Madrid striker finally seems ready to depart.

According to the latest reports from Italy, Baptista has agreed a transfer to Spanish side Malaga for €2m.

However, Roma have taken steps to silence rumours of Pizarro's possible switch to Genoa.

“With regards to the stories reported recently around David Pizarro, AS Roma reiterate once again that the Chilean midfielder is off the market and plays no part in any transfer negotiations.”

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